Take a walk around the grounds of Beauly Priory, the ruins of a Valliscaulian monastic community founded in 1230. Information boards throughout the property tell you about its history, including its period as a Cromwell fort in 1650. Several notable figures have visited the priory through history, including Mary Queen of Scots during her travels in the Highlands. John Keats was inspired to pen the poem "On Some Skulls in Beauley Abbey" near Inverness with his friend, Charles Brown, when he visited in summer of 1818. Put Beauly Priory into our Beauly trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Beauly.
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  • August 7, 2017
    The ancient ruin of this priory is worth while visiting. The grave sites honor the history of Scottish Highland Clans.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    A nice ruin to stroll and right in town. Worth it to browse the old cemetery and read the history of the Priory.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    great and excellent, staff were excellent also very helpful, good location near the priory and wonderful ice cream in the chip shop next door, the chips look good to.  more »
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  • Historical ruins worth visiting if you are in the area. Just a small detour off A 9.
  • Friendly people and the Priory Hotel is a must visit for quality food at great prices.
  • Lovely gift shop lots of choice
  • ancient and well preserved
  • Great photo ops.

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